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October 3, 2019

We have some exciting changes to our squads starting on October 14th at the Coffs Harbour Olympic Pool site.

Dean Laurence who has been teaching at the pool for 22 years and the current Head Coach will be running his own program under the name Coffs Coast Swimming Squad. Dean has helped many swimmers achieve their dreams and goals over those 22 years in the sport. He continues to be very passionate about improving technique and endurance as he trains swimmers to represent their school, state and at a national level.

Dean is pleased to announce he will also be offering additional options to what is now on offer. This will include specific surf competitor pool sessions and squads to suit a variety of participants schedules while catering to different abilities. We encourage anyone interested to contact Dean to discuss the various options he has worked out to participate in one of his programs.

He can be contacted for more detail by these methods:

Facebook site: Coffs Coast Swimming Squads
Email: coffsswim@gmail.com
Mobile: 0432 388 292


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September 25, 2019

Did you know that 276 lost their lives to drowning in Australia last year?

As we head into warmer weather let’s work together to keep our children safe. Please make sure you actively supervise your children at the Centre. That means being in the water with them if they are under 5 or weak swimmers. For older children please watch them at all times and avoid distractions such as mobile phones.

Below are prevention strategies of drowning from Royal Life Saving:

  • Active supervision by parents or carers of children
  • Be aware of pre-existing medical conditions
    and physical limitations
  • Understand the possible adverse effects of
    medications
  • Follow safety rules displayed around the pool area
  • Follow directions issued by staff and lifeguards
  • Inform a lifeguard if a non-swimmer, or of any
    relevant medical conditions
  • Learn swimming and water safety skills (find out about our BlueFit Swimming program here)

You can see Royal Life Saving’s 10 Year Analysis on Drowning here for more information.


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September 9, 2019

Being in Australia we are surrounded by water wherever we go. By exposing children to water and swimming at an early age it will help prepare them for a life of fun activities such as pool parties, beach holidays, surfing, etc. With this being the case, we’ve found the top 5 benefits of learning to swim at a young age:

Life and life-saving skill:

To feel comfortable in the water and being able to swim is a life skill that will give you confidence and increase your water safety. Hopefully, you’ll never find yourself in a situation but if the time comes you’ll feel confident enough to hold your head above water and help those around you to do the same.

Physical benefits:

If you’re looking for a fun workout, you cannot beat swimming. Swimming is a full-body workout that engages your legs, upper body, core, lats and triceps. Although it might not seem like it, swimming will use more of your body’s major muscle groups than any other form of cardio.

Social Skills:

Going to swimming lessons or join a local swim club is a great way for children to play, interact and learn to take direction. This can set them up for social skills that will benefit them for life.

Challenging and rewarding:

Swimming offers a workout that can be both challenging and rewarding, whether you’re a new swimmer looking to improve your fitness or a competitive swimmer looking to improve on your personal best it will allow you to improve and feel great with every milestone.

Lifelong Skill:

Swimming is a skill that you are unlikely to forget over time. Similar to riding a bike, you may be out of practice but once you’re in the water it will come back. This is a great skill to have because as you get older, swimming has a very low impact on the body’s joint and can be a form of exercise you can continue to do.

At BlueFit Swimming our lessons start at 4 months old! Contact us today to find a suitable class time for you!


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September 9, 2019

With the warmer weather on its way, it’s important to remind parents how learning to swim is a life skill as drowning is one of the leading causes of death in children aged 0-4yrs old.

Choosing the right swim school for your child is as important as learning how to swim, not only does it provide great health benefits but it equips children with a skill for life! It increases children’s knowledge and skills for water safety and allows them to enjoy swimming safely.

BlueFit Swimming offers an industry-leading learn to swim program for babies through to adults. Enrol now in our program and ensure your child is swim-ready for Summer

If you have any questions about our swimming programs, be sure to click here!


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August 16, 2019

Celebrating adult learners week from the 1st – 8th September 2019 we are offering new students their first swimming lesson for free!

It’s never too late to learn, refine or master your swimming skills. Living on the largest island in the world means we are constantly surrounded by water which is why it is so important that swimming is recognised as an important LIFE skill. Contact reception, enquire on our website or send us an email at coffsharbour@bluefitswimming.com.au to book or for more information!

 


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August 16, 2019

To celebrate Book Week (17th August – 23rd August) we are sharing with you BlueFit Swimming’s Kids Book Pack Giveaway!

On the 17th of August, we will be sharing the details on how to win so make sure you have liked our BlueFit Swimming Facebook page to find out how to enter to win our prize pack valued at over $200.

Good luck and we look forward to announcing our winner!


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July 22, 2019

With the winter season upon us, it becomes a little more difficult to get out of the house. However, swimming is a sport you can do all year round, and everyone can participate!

Here are our top 4 reasons why you and the family should hit up Coffs Harbour Pools:
  1. Swimming is one of the few sports you can do throughout your lifetime
  2. It does not require lots of special equipment and gear, all you really need is a swimsuit
  3. It creates a reason to get together— a good way to socialise with your family
  4. Did you know that swimming can boost your immune system? When cells in the body regularly get blood and oxygen, they function better

So what are you waiting for, grab your togs and let’s go!


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July 22, 2019

We all know swimming is a great form of exercise but do we actually know how to turn it into a workout? Is there more to just laps of strokes when exercising in the water? Of course there is!

Try this workout below and see if it floats your boat:

WARM-UP:
  • Start by 2 laps of walking with high knees, as you get to the end of each lap do 10x squats.
  • Shoulder rotations: 10 forward each arm, 10 back each arm.
WORK-OUT:
  1. Swim easy, with any stroke for 200m
  2. Grab a kickboard with one hand and perform one-arm freestyle with the freehand for 100m (alternating arms every 25m)
  3. Move to your back, and do 2 laps of survival backstroke
  4. Grab a kick-board or hold torpedo on your back and kick for 100m
  5. Do 200m of backstroke aiming to do 50m under 40 seconds
COOL-DOWN:
  • Pick any easy swimming movement for 200m and end with stretching against the pool wall

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May 17, 2019

Sometimes people avoid swimming due to the colder weather approaching however there are many reasons why you should keep going!

If you have ever heard that swimming in winter makes you more prone to catching a cold, don’t believe it, it is only an old wives tale! Swimming during the winter time instead helps build a stronger immune system and makes you more resilient to stress and other illnesses.

If you still fear that it may affect your health here are some good habits to maintain:

  • Wearing a swimming cap during the lessons
  • Wearing warm clothing and footwear for after lessons
  • Wearing more coverage with bathers such as a rash vest
  • No other workout is low impact but achieves high results building muscles, burning calories and stimulating your brain. The great thing about swimming is that it’s for everyone! You can also swim in rain, hail or shine, unlike other sports which get called off in bad weather so it keeps your child active throughout the whole year.

Lastly, the best way for you to remember and keep developing skills is through repetition. If you take your children or yourself out for 3-4 months in winter, they may lose their technique and take longer to progress through the level or worse, forget important knowledge when they get back to swimming in public in the early days of spring and summer.

So even though winter is coming around remember to just keep swimming, just keep swimming, swimming, swimming!